Low Income Apartments In Southport
Brunswick County, North Carolina


Waiting List Openings In Southport

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Low Income Apartments In Southport

Brunswick Village Apartments

249 E 11th Street
Southport, NC
Subsidized

Abbington Oaks

4744 Southport Supply Rd SE
Southport, NC
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Southport Green Apartments

1000 Pickerrell Dr
Southport, NC
HCV Welcome

Sacred Heart Villas

5339 Dosher Cutoff
Southport, NC
HCV Welcome

Windtree Apartments

1229 N Caswell Ave
Southport, NC
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Fiddlers Creek Phase II

1211 N Caswell Ave
Southport, NC
Subsidized
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There are 6 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 306 affordable apartments for rent in Southport, North Carolina. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 102 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 30 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Southport. There are 204 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Southport

Housing Authority Programs
Brunswick County Public Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Southport, North Carolina

Southport, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 306
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 102
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.03
Total Population 3,154
Housing Units 1,389
Average Household Size 2.13
Median Household Income $42,205 ±$17,681
Median Rent $971 ±$285
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 69.63% ± 29.58pp

Population and Household Demographics

Southport is a City in Brunswick County, North Carolina with a population of 3,154. There are 1,389 households in the city with an average household size of 2.13 persons. 34.85% of households in Southport are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Southport

The median gross income for households in Southport is $42,205 a year, or $3,517 a month. The median rent for the city is $971 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Southport, a household making less than $3,237 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 69.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Southport.1

Area Median Income In Southport

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Southport, the AMI is calculated from all households within Brunswick County.

In Southport, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,800

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Southport

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for Southport HUD Rental Assistance in Southport

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,450 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,200
50% of Median $22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $31,950 $34,550 $37,100 $39,650 $42,200
80% of Median $35,800 $40,900 $46,000 $51,100 $55,200 $59,300 $63,400 $67,500
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Southport

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1989 to 2007, 4 low income apartment communities containing 136 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Southport by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Southport

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $26,880 $30,720 $34,560 $38,340 $41,460 $44,520 $47,580 $50,640

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Southport is $34,560 a year, or $2,880 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,880 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $864 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $560 $600 $720 $831 $928 $1,023
60% $672 $720 $864 $998 $1,113 $1,228
Fair Market Rents in Southport

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$702 $736 $852 $1,130 $1,304